Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008/R2 slated for end of support

Windows XP isn’t the only OS slated to en mainstream support next year.  Certain versions of Microsoft’s free Hyper-V Server hypervisor are also slated to end support next year as well.  As a long time user of Hyper-V Server, I looked up the various dates for Hyper-V server and here is what Microsoft says:

Products Released Lifecycle Start Date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date Service Pack Support End Date Notes
Hyper-V Server 2008 12/30/2008 1/14/2014 1/14/2020    
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 10/22/2009 1/14/2014 1/8/2019    
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 4/12/2011 Review Note Review Note   Support ends 12 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product’s support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy at
Hyper-V Server 2012 10/30/2012 1/9/2018 1/10/2023    

On another note, did you know that Microsoft has an online database to check these things out?  You can access it here ->


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